Breinton Recital Society was formed in the spring of 2009, the brain-child of Kumi and Lionel Smith-Gordon. Recitals take place in Kumi and Lionel’s home near Woking, Surrey. The society provides top quality concerts by world-class classical music performers, and what started out as casual, small musical gatherings, with an audience made up of family, friends and neighbours, quickly turned into a significant concert venue for many music enthusiasts, not only from Woking and neighbouring areas, but also more recently from all over UK. The setting of Kumi’s home provides an intimate atmosphere to enjoy music making of the highest quality by established and up-and-coming artists. The aim is to make events friendly, accessible and inviting to ensure everyone enjoys themselves and the music. There are plenty of opportunities for convivial conversation, with fellow concert-goers and the performers themselves, and light refreshments and drinks are served during the interval and after the concert.
All the musicians are carefully hand-picked for the audience, and they are engaged to provide an exciting and interesting programmes. Previous performers include pianists Anthony Hewitt, Ivana Gavric, Joseph Moog, Lara Melda, Piers Lane, Clare Hammond and Alisdair Beatson, violinists Thomas Gould, Alina Ibragimova, Jack Liebeck and Matthew Trussler, and cellists Guy Johnston, Thomas Carroll and Leonard Elschenbroich. The 2015/16 season opens with a concert by violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, with pianists Huw Watkins, and includes concerts by Natalie Clien (7 November 2015), Alexandra Dariescu (23rd January 2016) and BBC Young Musician 2014 Martin James Bartlett (12 March 2016).
For further information about the concerts, please visit the Soirées at Breinton website